[Tweeters] Skagit County 1/8/18

Hank H h.heiberg at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 9 11:24:32 PST 2018




>> Yesterday was a great day for birding in Skagit County. Not only were the birds excellent, but the temperature was in the low 50's with no rain.

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>> Our first stop was the Blue Jay in Bow.

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>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/27810940849/in/photostream/

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>> A short drive and we were looking at the Prairie Falcon on Sunset Road.

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>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/27810940809/in/dateposted/

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>> Late in the day we found the Wylie Slough Black Phoebe flycatching on the pond adjacent to the parking lot that has the shelter.

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>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/27810940779/in/photostream/

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>> We were fortunate to run into Neil Zimmerman who put us onto a Short-eared Owl, Rough-legged Hawk and Northern Shrike at West 90 and a Long-tailed Duck at Samish Island. Here is a photo of the Shrike.

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>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/27810940739/in/photostream/

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>> We also saw Merlins in the town of Edison and on Fir Island.



>> Edison Merlin:



>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/39570193022/in/photostream/



>> Video of Fir Island Merlin feeding:



>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/39570193172/in/photostream/

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>> Hank & Karen Heiberg

>> Lake Joy

>> N.E. of Carnation, WA

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>> Sent from my iPad

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